Inflammation exacerbates muscle destruction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and several investigators — including some on the International Space Station — are trying to block it

posted on September 13, 2012 - 4:27pm
Inflammation — the immune system's first line of defense in tissue that's been damaged by injury or infection — is a good example of a process that's a good thing up to a point and under certain circumstances and a bad thing in excess or under the wrong circumstances.

MDA awarded $120,000 to Catabasis Pharmaceuticals to test two anti-inflammatory compounds, CAT-1004 and CAT-1040, in the mdx mouse model of Duchenne MD

posted on April 4, 2012 - 5:30am
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has awarded $120,000 to Cambridge, Mass.-based Catabasis Pharmaceuticals as part of a strategic partnership under which the pharmaceuticals company will test two compounds called CAT-1004 and CAT-1040 in the mdx research mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).